Category: Dexter Dog

DIY Natural and Soothing Dog Shampoo

Does your dog need to get bathed frequently? Do they have dry, itchy, or flaky skin? Make this DIY Natural and Soothing Dog Shampoo to promote healthy skin!If you own a dog, you know how stinky they can get. They can also have other issues like dry, itchy, or flaky skin.  Washing them too often with commercially made shampoos that contain unpronounceable synthetic chemicals can often irritate their skin and cause them further discomfort. Combat many of these issues with this super simple DIY Natural Soothing Dog Shampoo.

I’ve had my fair share of days where Dexter will come home from a hike with mud up to his elbows and/or his face and nose covered in dirt. Since my husband and I are “suckers” and Dexter is allowed on all of our furniture and on our bed, there is no way he’s coming in the house dirty and smelly… (more…)

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Replace Dog Toy Squeakers- Be a Dog Toy Surgeon

Replace Dog Toy Squeakers! Perform Dog Toy Squeaker Surgery in your own home! Replace dead squeakers in chewed up dog toys extremely inexpensively.

This morning, my house turned into an operating room.  I played “Dog Toy Surgeon”. My patients had all been chewed up, in some way shape or form. I worked on closing up many wounds, giving organ transplants, and making sure the toys could live again!   You can be a surgeon too! Replace the squeakers in your dogs chewed up toys and save bundles of money and time. Keep your dog as content as can be within minutes.  Your pooch will thank you!  (more…)

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DIY Pill Pockets {for dogs}

Pup won't eat their pill? Make these DIY Pill Pockets using two ingredients. Use these as treats as well since they have minimal ingredients.
If you own a dog ,  you have most likely have or will have to give them some kind of medicine at point or another. Sometimes they eat it, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes you can hide it in their food, and sometimes even that doesn’t work.  Sometimes you are chasing them around the house only to have open their mouths and drop the pill down their gullets.  Getting your dog to eat a pill could take A LOT of work!   I’ve used commercially made pill pocket in the past to trick my pooch, but those scare me for several reasons. The ingredients in them are a bit questionable. What kind of synthetic chemicals or gelatinous material am I giving to Dexter dog?!?! Also, Dexter is on a restricted unprocessed food diet. (check out The Honest Kitchen diet I feed Dexter HERE!) So giving him something with all of those weird ingredients, is not something I’m comfortable with. I decided to make these DIY Pill Pockets using two ingredients. I also use these as treats since they have minimal ingredients and Dexter loves them so much.  Thanks to my great friend Jess for sharing this amazing recipe with me! Now, I can share it with the world and all the furbabies out there…. (more…)

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DIY All-Natural Toothpaste for Dogs

This DIY Natural Dog Toothpaste is all natural and effective. It is SAFE and free of synthetic-chemicals, colors, and additives that commercial ones have.

If you have a dog, you know that their breath can be SO bad! There have been times that Dexter has sent me running in the other direction after breathing on me, gasping for fresh air.  Why is the case? Dogs have the same issues as humans when it comes to their mouths.  If the plaque, tarter, and bad bacteria aren’t cleaned out of their mouth often regularly, tooth decay, bad breath, and a number of other problems can present themselves.  I have made this DIY Natural Dog Toothpaste to use with Dexter.  I wanted to use an all natural paste that was effective without allowing him to ingest the ones sold commercially These are usually laden with synthetic-chemicals, colors, and additives. In fact, the last tube of doggie toothpaste contained about 20 ingredients, some of which I couldn’t pronounce the names of.   In about 3 minutes flat, I whipped up a batch of this DIY Natural Toothpaste. Everyday (I like to say everyday but in reality- every few days) I “brush” Dexter’s teeth to help them stay pearly white, and to not scare me away with his breath. 🙂 (more…)

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The Honest Kitchen food changed my dog’s life…..

 

I changed Dexter's food to The Honest Kitchen brand, a dehydrated "raw" diet, and it changed his/ our WORLD! I need to share this information with you!

If you know me, you know Dexter, my dog. He is my world! I love my furbaby, and will do anything to make him the happiest/ healthiest pup around. About 8 months ago though, I addressed persistent problems that were occurring and driving Dex MAD!!! He seemed to have constant ear infections (yeast), “frito feet” (yeasty paws), itchy/ dry skin, and an itchy back end. My vet Heather O’Leary told me that all these problems would most likely be eliminated by changing his nutrition to a raw diet- something I was completely intimidated to do. I changed his food to The Honest Kitchen (THK) brand, a dehydrated “raw” diet, and it truly changed his/ our WORLD! I need to share this information with you!  (more…)

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DIY Pup Paw Cream- All Natural for Dogs

Get your pooch's paws ready to take on the elements!Use this DIY PUP PAW CREAM to help pads and paws stay moisturized and safe! Great for summer or winter!

Winter will be here soon, and Dexter’s will be ready to take on the elements! Each year, winter conditions reek havoc on his pads and paws.  Each morning before going to work, Dex gets a walk.  The salt from the road often dries the bottom of his pads, sometimes causing cracks and discomfort. After work, Dex usually gets to romp around in the woods and on the trails, and that has its own issues.  If it is snowy and icy, snow balls up in between his toes and his feet get cold and painful.  This DIY PUP PAW CREAM prevents all of that!  With the use of a few ingredients, a protective, moisturizing barrier is formed, keeping Dexter’s paws safe and healthy! (more…)

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Summer Gear for Hiking with Dogs

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Yay! Dexter has finally recovered from his 2 knee operations that has kept him calm (or at least tried with everything I had in me) for the last 9 months!   The poor guy is only 2 1/2.  WELL, lets just say he is ramped up and ready to go!  We can finally start hitting the trail again which is what he loves to do most! Here is some MUST HAVE Summer Gear for Hiking with Dogs.  Hiking isn’t fun, or sometimes safe, without it!  (more…)

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DIY NATURAL SNOUT SUN CREAM FOR DOGS

Keep your dog's snout from getting toasted by the sun with this DIY Snout Sun Cream. Also, it doubles as a skin soother for rough irritated noses!

I created this DIY Snout Sun Cream for Dexter.  Since we got our dog back (after recuperating from knee surgery #2), we have been spending more and more time outdoors.  If we are not hiking, we are swimming, walking, or throwing/chasing balls in the backyard. I wanted to help prevent his nose from getting toasted while out in the sun. Using organic unrefined shea butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil with vitamin E, and Lavender Young Living Essential Oils, I am able to help prevent and soothe skin irritations and discomfort should they occur.  I think this would be an amazing balm to use in the winter time too in order to protect his nose from the effects of the elements. (more…)

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Home Made Dog Biscuits- Healthy and EASY to make!

 

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Dexter’s treat bowl was rather low, and he didn’t seem too pleased about it! Rather than buy treats for him that can be really expensive and full of chemicals, I decided to whip up a batch of biscuits for him at home.  These biscuits always come out perfectly!  The parsley helps to freshen Dexter’s hot breath, and what dog doesn’t need help with that!?!? Using only 5 ingredients, these treats are simple to make, healthy, and are delicious (according to Dexter)! (more…)

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Young Living Essential Oils for Dogs

Did you know you can use Young Living Essential Oils for Dogs? Check out how you can use them to treat your dog naturally and the health benefits they have!

Did you know that you can use Young Living Essential Oils on your Dog???

You heard that right!   If you are looking to use natural remedies and supplement their health naturally, then take a look at how to use these oils to benefit your pooch!  I have been using Young Living Oils on my dog Dexter and LOVING the results! From ailments, hygiene, and pest deterrent, I find that the benefits of these essential oils is unsurpassed! (more…)

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